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355 views

How does AlphaGo calculate?

Anyone knows the algorithm of AlphaGo? I heard that it's related to neural networks. But don't know the details? So it does not find the solution to win in a deterministic way, right? I think so, ...
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1answer
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Are these “temporary defense gained by discarding cards” markers?

I just got the Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War expansion, which I haven't played yet. It comes with some additional Takeover markers. These two markers look like "temporary defense gained by ...
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2answers
20 views

How does the Prestige Leader mechanic work?

I just got the Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War expansion and it adds Prestige mechanics to the game. Those I understand. The Prestige Leader mechanic, however, I don't understand and the ...
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1answer
35 views

When does a Leprechaun's Ongoing ability activate?

Consider the following scenario: Leprechaun (Tricksters Minion): Ongoing: After another player plays a minion here with less power than this minion's power, destroy it (resolve its ability ...
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69 views

Is this combo legal? [duplicate]

Is it legal for Myr tokens that are created by Myr Turbine to be tapped by Clock of Omens to then untap Myr Turbine again to multiply your Myrs? For example: you have three Myrs and Myr Turbine is ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Custom game boards and pieces for existing games [closed]

With the huge growth in the 3D printing and CNC areas over the past few years, you are starting to see a lot of custom pieces for existing board games. For instance, Risk boards made of walnut or ...
2
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1answer
28 views

Dark Charm and Objective tokens

I'm playing Descent 2nd edition, in the Shadow Vault scenario. One of my heroes is carrying the objective token. The Overlord plays Dark Charm targeting that hero. Can the Overlord force my hero ...
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2answers
341 views

Are 1/1 creatures sent to the graveyard from one damage before Rite of Passage's ability activates?

Rite of Passage gives creatures I control a +1/+1 counter whenever they are dealt damage. If a 1/1 creature was dealt one damage, would it be sent to the graveyard first or would the creature be ...
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208 views

Sacrificing a creature with 0 toughness

1/1 goblin, with Skullclamp attached, making its P/T 2/0 so it dies. Could it be sacrificed using Goblin Bombardment to deal 1 damage?
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242 views

How to clone a Legendary card legally?

I want to clone Geist of Saint Traft without falling prey to the legend rule and without using Mirror Gallery. Are there any cards that allow you to copy a card's text without copying its name? I was ...
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1answer
31 views

Smash up: First mate with ongoing actions attached to it. Do the actions follow him?

I'd like to hear peoples opinion on this. The text on the cards mentioned below: First Mate: "Special: After this base i scored, you may move this minion to another base instead of the discard ...
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1answer
103 views

Have recent changes in bidding priorities changed the value of finesses?

I was taught to "bid to make." That is, it would take 26 points to bid a game that was at least a 2 to 1 favorite to make. (I'd bid game with 24-25 only with "something extra" such as a solid five ...
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62 views

It's a 4x and card game mix possible? [closed]

I'm making a little research in a mix between 4x game and cards games. Do you think is possible? I'm an hobbyist game developer and I like both 4x (Civilization, Master of Orion, Crusader Kings 2) ...
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3answers
38 views

How do monsters move on local paths to side boards?

How do monsters move along local paths to traverse the side boards in expansion games such as when effects instruct players to move a monster toward investigators? For instance, a local path connects ...
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1answer
15 views

Can I use the Grotesque Statue artifact on any effect and prevent loss on all affected targets?

The Grotesque Statue artifact reads Once per round, you may spend 1 Clue to prevent all Sanity loss from a single effect Does this mean I can use it on effects that target other players, even ...
4
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2answers
179 views

When does the “choose a color” part of a spell happen?

For example Sejiri Steppe. I always did it as follows: Opponent plays Sejiri Steppe, chooses a creature and a color, then I get to respond. But today while playing, after my opponent played Sejiri ...
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0answers
67 views

Does removing the timer make Space Hulk significantly easier?

I played the recent edition of Space Hulk with my brother, who insisted on playing the entire campaign as the Space Marines (bad idea - they tend to lose!) He gave up the campaign about half way ...
2
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1answer
122 views

Magic The Gathering, Blinking the source of a transformation

When the action that makes a card flip back-face up goes on the stack, I use a card ability like the Eldrazi Displacer to blink Archangel Avacyn After the "blink" resolves, the card I have on the ...
9
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2answers
375 views

What is the proper way to split uneven draft pods?

The optimal number for a draft pod is 8 people, but it can be often hard to get a even multiple of 8. If there are an odd number of drafters how should the pods be split? Also if there is any ...
4
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1answer
63 views

What's the price difference in producing different quality game cards?

I've been a bit disappointed in the past the quality of game components, primarily the cards, in certain games. For example Citadels and Timeline have cheap cardboard cards that look like they'll ...
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107 views

What is the justification of the card type Tribal in Magic the Gathering? [closed]

Many players and fan designers have been forever frustrated by the fact that in MtG, "Tribal" is a card type instead of a supertype. Having been digging at this for a while, I have to a conclusion: ...
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0answers
107 views

What was this Mouse Trap-like game with a basket, stairs, and metal parts?

It was similar to Mouse Trap but it had metal parts vs. plastic. It may have been more of a maze but there was a basket & perhaps stairs. It's been driving me crazy because I loved it & want ...
2
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1answer
187 views

How much damage do I take when I Trample a Stuffy Doll that has Pariah attached?

Last game I played I faced the following combo: Stuffy Doll played by an opponent, opponent chose me Pariah attached to Stuffy Doll This resulted in an invincible opponent, as long as Pariah is ...
8
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4answers
205 views

Are there big differences in gameplay (not just theme) between Munchkin sets?

I have looked around and was overwhelmed by the number of Munchkin base sets out there. I googled what the best Munchkin set is, but so far, all I found is that I should pick the theme I like best. ...
1
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1answer
37 views

Part game (leg) scoring in bridge

In either "party" or "rubber" bridge scoring, what is the value of a part score when you either stop playing or come to the end of a "party" round? Some people award 50 points for a part score, some ...
3
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1answer
142 views

How are holographic trading cards printed in an industrial setting?

Are printing techniques trade secrets? I'm wondering what type of printer, foil, cardboard, etc., is required to print holographic cards of the sort you might see in Magic or Yu-Gi-Oh. I can find ...
4
votes
1answer
152 views

Can an ability track a card across multiple zones?

Here is the situation: I use Jace, Telepath Unbound's -3 ability, targeting Walk the Aeons. −3: You may cast target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard this turn. If that card would be ...
2
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3answers
133 views

Spells are not exiled by Jace, Telepath Unbound's second ability in MTG Duels

I used Jace, Telepath Unbound's second ability, which is casting a spell from the graveyard. It says the spell will be exiled. However, it didn't. For example, Adverse Conditions was in the graveyard ...
2
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3answers
61 views

Are you able build a settlement from a seperate ship

Let's say that I have a boat from island A, after a few turns I move boat to island B, now can I start a settlement on island B? Or do I have to make a full shipping line from Island A to Island B or ...
2
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1answer
194 views

Jace, Telepath Unbound and Casting a Spell from the Graveyard

I was playing MTG Duels. I had Jace, Telepath Unbound on the battlefield and activated its second ability: You may cast target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard this turn. If that ...
4
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1answer
52 views

What is the tallest Jenga tower ever created?

Under the standard rules of Jenga, what is officially recognized as the tallest Jenga tower ever created?
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1answer
64 views

Is Jenga a cooperative or competitive game?

Jenga, in my impression, is most commonly interpreted as a competitive game, where the person who topples the tower is the loser. However, one can make the argument that it can be seen as a ...
4
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0answers
42 views

Game stagnates if supply card not drawn

I've played a couple of games where the game has been stifled because the supply card is never drawn. (What happens is that the 'winter is coming' card is drawn, and the deck reshuffled, and supply ...
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1answer
235 views

If the only target of a spell is cloudshifted, is the spell countered?

If a spell or ability is cast targeting a specific creature, would casting Cloudshift on the creature counter the spell or ability?
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2answers
92 views

Magic the Gathering Protection question [duplicate]

If I were to cast Hymn to Tourach a black card that makes the opponent discard 2 cards at random, and the only 2 cards my opponent has in his hand have protection from black would they be protected? ...
4
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4answers
145 views

How/where can I get comments from strong players on my gameplay?

I'd like to get advice from strong go players - let's say amateur 6D+ or pros. What are my options for getting that advice? I am not necessarily looking for full game reviews, rather comments on one ...
5
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3answers
399 views

How can I efficiently build a deck from a box of random cards?

Recently I've become interested in playing Magic The Gathering. One of my friends, a long time player of the game, has offered me a large box with many random cards in it. He says I'm free to take ...
11
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1answer
2k views

Kill a blocker with an instant - is it still blocking?

We are in the combat phase: I declared my attackers My opponent declared his blockers, stating which attackers he was blocking I cast an instant, which automatically kills his blocker. There is ...
3
votes
1answer
180 views

Does how you discard a Madness card affect whether it resolve before its source?

Take two possible sources of discard, Sinister Concoction and Macabre Waltz. One has a discard as part of the cost, one has a discard as part of the effect. In the first case (discard as part of the ...
4
votes
1answer
44 views

Accessing advanced agendas

Say a runner accesses an agenda that already has advancement counters on it, but hasn't been scored. As well as the runner stealing the agenda, what happens to the tokens? Are they trashed, or stolen ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

Lab challenge: Can a cure be tested multiple times

One of the steps for developing a cure in the "Lab challenge" is to test it. To do it a card of the cure color must be put on the test space and one disease cube of the color can be removed from any ...
4
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1answer
53 views

Pandemic Legacy, February, and Epidemics

In Pandemic Legacy, February gives you But what happens if you have an epidemic outbreak on a such a city? That is, when you draw a card from the bottom of the deck to infect, What happens? ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

Who decides which metropolis to steal?

Say the red player has two metropolises (having upgraded both politics and trade to level 4). Now the blue player upgrades their politics to level 5 and steals a metropolis from red. Who decides ...
6
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1answer
49 views

In Shadows Over Camelot, when does a knight die if his life points drop to zero on another player's turn?

Rules as written, p. 12, emphasis mine: If your Life points fall to zero (as a result of this voluntary sacrifice, or at any other point during the game, regardless of the reason for it), you die ...
2
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2answers
32 views

Can I cast a spell multiple times in one round across different investigators if I trade it?

Can I cast a spell and then have it traded to another investigator to cast that round? This would work great with Blessing of Isis to ensure blessings all around. Some spells say "once a round you ...
2
votes
2answers
54 views

Playing multiple Eldritch Horror expansions

Are there rules governing playing more than one expansion? Arkham Horror has a couple rules when there is more than one side board attached, but I haven't seen any documentation on modifications to ...
3
votes
1answer
78 views

Is this a correct way to count territory in Go (by Chinese rules)?

I am not sure if I misunderstood the territory counting rules of Go or simply I ran into a software bug. One of the Go programs I use counts territories like this. Would you explain me please why B6, ...
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0answers
14 views

what are the differences in timing for chess grading? [duplicate]

Can you clear something up as regards rating time bands. Official or standard grading I always assumed was an hour-and-a-half or more. Am I incorrect? Is Blitz an hour or less? Is Speedplay 0-15 ...
3
votes
1answer
118 views

Monopoly (advanced) with speed die

So my family and I were playing when one of us landed on the "Go to Jail" space. They went, on their second roll to get out he rolled a double, now since we are playing the advanced game, does he roll ...
5
votes
1answer
56 views

Sent from one Other World to another. Another encounter in the same turn?

One of my characters was in The Abyss and had an encounter there, which stated to attempt a luck+1 skill check, which ended up sending my investigator to The Dreamlands. Do I get to immediately have ...

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